SONAR X1 Producer

Cakewalk Production Software

SONAR X1 Producer: Cakewalk Production Software

DAW 2.0 Has Arrived


Electronic Musician - Editor's Choice Award

SONAR X1 Producer has everything needed to deliver the polished, “radio-ready” recordings that are expected in today’s music industry – all in one box. Included are all of SONAR’s cutting edge music creation tools plus an unparalleled collection of world-class instruments and effects. From the innovative Skylight interface to the legendary, “big-studio” sound of the ProChannel console strip, SONAR X1 Producer is the ideal choice for anyone serious about music production.

SONAR has been one of the most popular DAW’s on the market for nearly a decade now. And we’ve learned a lot along the way. But things have changed over the past ten years, so we felt it was time to take our more than 20 years experience in creating music software, combine it with cutting edge music creation tools, and wrap it in a totally modern design.

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI Tracks
  • 64-bit and Windows 7 Ready
  • ProChannel
  • Session Drummer 3
  • Dimension Pro
  • Mastering Effects
  • Channel Strip Effects
  • TruePianos Amber
  • Native Instruments Guitar Rig 4 LE
  • PLUS: Everything in SONAR X1 Essential and Studio
Skylight — Welcome To Your Workspace

Let’s face it - constantly shuffling and resizing lots of floating windows is so last decade. Precisely suited for today’s music production, SONAR X1’s unparalleled user interface design speeds up workflow and provides a clean and modern creation environment. Skylight introduces a next generation workspace and ushers in a new level of simplicity by providing an intelligent interface that moves beyond contemporary, single-window design and layout clutter.

Browser — All your content unified

The completely redesigned Browser organizes all of your content into one, easily managed place. Drag and drop just about anything you can think of from the Browser directly to your workspace.

Inspector — Find what you’ve been looking for

Get all your clip, track, and channel data - centralized and at your fingertips. The new Inspector shows a wealth of data in a small footprint and allows for ergonomic track mixing. With Skylight, it’s also fully collapsible, expandable, dockable and floatable.

Smart Tools — Work smarter not harder

SONAR’s tools have been completely revamped for X1. Most functions are now performed with a single implement that switches automatically based on context. This dramatically speeds up editing and arranging by eliminating the need to constantly switch tools.

Control Bar — Total control freak

Access crucial functions quickly and clearly with the new modular Control Bar. Modules logically group related functions and can be arranged to suit your desire. It’s fully collapsible, expandable, dockable and floatable.

MultiDock — A place for everything

The MultiDock is an integral part of the Skylight interface that allows you to dock and easily access any of SONAR’s views all in one place. The Console View, Step Sequencer, Piano Roll - even instruments and effects can all be contained within one consolidated area. For ultimate flexibility, the MultiDock itself can be quickly collapsed or expanded and can even be placed on an entirely separate monitor.

Screensets — Just the way you remembered it

Per-project Screensets remember every window position, size and state and are accessed directly from the Control Bar or via your qwerty keyboard. Default Screensets are ready-to-go for just about any production scenario imaginable or create your own Screensets for tracking, mixing, jamming or experimenting. Recall everything - exactly the way you left it.

ProChannel— Mix on a professional console any big studio would envy

The mixing console is the nerve center of the studio and at the heart of every great sounding track. Just like in the “real world”, the mixing consoles in DAWs are not all created equal. Available exclusively in SONAR X1 Producer, the ProChannel expands SONAR’s already impressive console with big, epic pro-studio sound built right in to every channel.

Audio & Video



Minimum System Requirements
Operating System
Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3 (32-bit)
Microsoft® Windows Vista® SP2 (32- or 64-bit)
Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32- or 64-bit)
Processor Speed
Intel Core 2 Duo E8200 2.67 GHz/AMD Phenom Quad Core 9750 2.4 GHz
Screen Resolution
1,280 x 800 minimum
Hard Disk Space
200 MB for installation (50 GB for full installation)
Media Drive
DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R or DVD+/-RW Drive required for installation
Recommended System Requirements / Other Details
Available on SONAR X1 web page by Cakewalk
Cakewalk Publisher requires you to have available web server space with FTP access privileges.
In the interest of product improvement, the specifications and/or appearance of this unit are subject to change without prior notice.



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